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Rangers! The first challenge of 2016 is officially over! Take a moment and tell us how it went. Did you destroy your goals? What are you specifically proud of? What did you most struggle with? How did the new 4 week format work for you?

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This is an excellent idea! I can't wait to see everyone's wrap up.

 

Here's mine, cut and pasted from my challenge page :)

 

 

I wasn't going to wrap up my challenge today, but I went to the gym today and worked out (note: this is my new gym and I've only been there for 2 weeks)

 

And the owner, Rock, came over while I was setting up to back squat, and I knew he was watching so I was verrrrrry careful with my form and all, and when I was done I looked over at him and he goes, "That was some hard reps. You did that right... did you train as a powerlifter before you came here?"

 

I feel like my entire training existence has been validated and a chorus of angels sang from the heavens.

 

It was the challenge ending for the ages.

 

I am done.

 

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Okay, not really. Challenge Wrap up: 

 

 

Clean it up: Return to Paleo eating 80% of the time

 

Result: It was more like 70%, but I did pretty well here, and I am calling this a success. I got a lot better with my food, I ate much more "clean", I stopped drinking soda again (mostly; it still slips in here and there), and I lost 1/2 an inch off my waistline. This pleases me.

 

Success/Fail: Success. I will build on this for my next challenge.

 

Level it up: My long awaited sabbatical started and I am really enjoying it. And I'm getting a TON done. 

 

This 4 week span I:

 

- wrote an ebook

- wrote a podcast that's getting recorded this weekend

- did a post for my blog every week, and figured out the best time for posting them;

- put a picture on Instagram almost every day promoting my photography/film work;

- set up a website for my new webseries, and picked a first subject, which is shooting end of next week;

- updated my regular website to reflect all my new projects;

- worked on my film from last year, which I'm still trying to finish;

- did several large domestic rangering projects around the house that have been on my list of things to do foreverrrrrrrr;

- did a bunch of planning for my Keys kayak/bike trip in April;

- and some other stuff that I can't think of right now. Also, my house has never been so clean.

 

Success/Fail: Huge Success. Very happy with my progress and can't wait to do more. 

 

 

Work it out: Start new circuit workout, do 2 times a week, and bike twice a week, plus yoga in AM.

 

Result: Oh, my god. I love my new workout so much I want to marry it. I would live in my gym and do it every day if the shower in the locker room worked. It absolutely kicks my ass, every time, but I am rapidly improving and I feel stronger every time I do it. I also rode my bike a ton, including a 30 mile ride this week (the first time I've gone that far in a long time), treated myself to a second pair of bike shorts, and managed morning yoga/mobility at least twice a week, sometimes more.

 

Success/Fail: ARE YOU F**KING KIDDING ME I AM UNSTOPPABLE

 

see everyone on the new challenges ;)

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I Rangered my challenge, with the exception of Run days, I got 9/10 planned. I forgot the challenge ends on a Friday, so I'm not too worried. The biggest adjustment for the 4WC was not the length, which was fine, but rather the lack of time between challenges. I hope we still get a few zero weeks scattered throughout the year.

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Current Challenge Original 1,2,3, R 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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My challenge went pretty well all things considered. January is always pretty stressful at home, with school holidays meaning six kids home and bored and usually hot summers. Although this summer has been hot one week then raining the next week.

I nailed my sugar consumption goal, with a critical hit there. I was under the 80gram average every week. Now to get it lower.

I have my meditation sessions going well and scored a good hit with these.

By focussing primarily on the rune poems I saw them in a different light.

My weapons training improved over the course of the challenge as I settled my Rangerbrain onto one weapon and style; Highland Broadsword. I ended up with a block here. Though I have also gained a martial art.

I think my weakest goal in terms of consistency was my strength training. But it also gave me some of my best highlights for the challenge. My pushup strength feat for the mini challenge, breaking the 2 minute mark for planking, and 107 squats in one set. So great results but only a block in terms of consistency.

Now to improve my consistency in February.

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"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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End of Challenge Report!!

 

It was a real mix - some goals were totally RANGERED!!  And some didn't make it out of the starting gate.

 

1) Tame the Sweet Tooth 

OMG - this was hard.  

 

Reading Steve's book has been a good reminder of some of those essential tricks in behavior modification:  to encourage a good habit, shorten the number of steps required to do it; to break a bad habit, increase the number of steps.  

 

RANGERED%
RANGERED%

 

2) Get Over That Wall 

Urg!  I'm working at it diligently, but the strength increase is taking longer than I'd hoped.  

Lat pulldowns:  10@65, 7@70, 8@70 ..... still increasing, but not at 3x10@70 yet.

 

3) Find Balance 

I've been good at wrist stretching, eventhough stretching the back of my wrists feels really weird.  I've started easing into crow pose, with my toes on the ground.  Surprisingly, my abs are the point that gives me the most trouble.  Here come crunches!!!

RANGERED%
RANGERED%

 

4) Keep Moving

I'm changing how I measure this.  I'd planned to finish ZR season 2 (again), but I've been so bored this month that I've been attending classes at the Y most days.  Sometimes multiple classes per day!!  The reception staff knows my name now.  

 

RANGERED%
RANGERED%

 

5) Push Boundaries 

I've been very bad at this!!  Still working on lesson 1 of my modern Greek class.  

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My biggest success was cleaning out some cobwebs in my head, particularly about being stuck in job-hunting mode and not seeing the wonderful advantages of having a flexible schedule.  Next challenge, I am going to embrace the opportunity to really spend time in getting fit, cooking healthy foods, and studying for my personal training certificate.  And job-hunt too, but not spend so much time and energy wallowing the Pity Swamp.  

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Some sort of Jedi .....

We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less.  

Current Challenge: Return of the Persistent Priestess

Past Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42

"No, I'm from Iowa.  I only work in outer space." -- James T. Kirk

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My quests were to:

  • Eat at least 1800 calories a day for at least 6 days a week.

96% adherence. Only missed one day and the day that was missed was for understandable reasons not me just deciding to not eat most of the day for no reason. So this is a win.

  • Cut the carbs. My goal is to stick to 105g of carbs a day or less (not a lot less on workout days). However for the quest Eat 150g of carb or less a day for at least 5 days a week.

I went over my ideal 6 times total which is more times than I wanted, but never over my goal. Half of those times was a calculated choice due to unexpected increase in activity while doing a remodel at work. So I guess going three times over isn't bad. I even stayed in my ideal limit on my birthday, so that is a win.

  • Get back into regular crossfit attendance. Goal is 7 times in the challenge timeframe. If work required a lot of late hours I could sub a class with a longer rowing workout such as a 5k or the Concept2 Rowing for hikers or similar workout, but need to go at least once a week.

Hit this goal. Unfortunately I had to sub twice, but actually getting the substitute workouts in was a huge win for me. And I even improved my rowing form.

  • Read a book. The book selected was 211 pages.

Barely eeked this in about an hour before the challenge end, but I made it. I really want to get back into reading.

 

 

In all I did really well, during a month when my work schedule has been really unpredictable and demanding both physically and mentally. I managed to lose 6 lbs during the challenge period so that is great. I think I have a pretty good plan together to lose the weight, but the next 4 weeks will be telling.

 

Also I think the trick to getting things done is progress bars. Perhaps that is the only reason I nailed this challenge!!

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18.10 |18.6 | 18.518.418.318.218.116.2 | 16.1 | My Character

Lean out: 4lbs / 70lbs

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So I forgot that the 4WC are now wrapped up at Friday, but I happen to be cold ridden atm and decided to "take the weeken off" anyway, so that worked out. Wrap up below, quoted from my thread, been doing REALLY REALLY well concerning workout consistency and such, dropped a bit off towards the end in the areas of Yoga and walking, BUT as soon as I feel doms, I go "I need yoga" which is exactly the mental connection I was hoping to establish.

(among others)

Food was good (see below) and domesticity was okay too, I seriously failed to get into the meditation/spirituality I had said I wanted to get into, which is on my list for next month, together with WATER. Yesterday (Saturday) I for the first time drank the amount of water suggested for my weight 3L. Boy, was my body surprised, but I think I'll add tracking water to my next challenge... see what happens.

 

 

I had planned to go shopping with mum('s car) for water and such Saturday and do pool day the same day, BUT selfcare is more important right now, so I called and canceled pool, shopping will hopefully be a short thing.

 

 

Week 4 (25.-31. JAN)

Saturday 23rd: Plan. Done.

Movement

Workout 3/3 (no PT exercise, but Tabata Class kicked my butt)

Walk 2/3 -- Now that I am supposed to put on my running shoes to take walks it is decidedly easier to not go walking at all. Needs work.

Yoga 3/5 (MON, THU, FRI) Will maybe do something today or tomorrow, depending on how I feel, no, corpse pose does not count as a yoga workout)

Pool day 1/2 (andit will remain 1, because of cold/flu/stuff)

Nutrition

Paleo (legumes and dairy allowed) if available -- went well. Some cheese, there are some legumes in the frozen veggie mix bags I buy, but not too bad - experiment with almond milk went very well.

1200-1400 Cal budget -- Stayed around 1200 all week so far Mon-Fri, well below 1400 (1108, 1103, 1148, 1071, 1265). Will continue logging through the weekend, of course.

Balance

Domestic Rangering 9ish/15 not awesome, but I started with flylady, sink shining sounds weird, but it really does change how I look at things.

Breathe 2/5 -- I need to make this a priority one of the next challenges

Spiritual activity Done / Not done. -- Sad Panda

Socialising Do some D&D 5 and Dresden Files Done.

Return to the afternoon tea as "me"-time. -- Not really happening as I'd like it. Will need adapting

Bedtime, aim for 7h30m of sleep per night. -- I did this and surpassed my goal, currently am at 7h47m per night over the last 2 weeks (7:32 per night over the last 4 weeks), at least that's what my app tells me. PWEEEETTTY GOOOOT. Next challenge I'll crack the 8h of sleep.

 

That is an overall of WOW NAILED IT. This challenge is at least a B+ if not an A-.

I'll update my signature with a LVL UP and an additional 8 (of 10) points (of not quite-random distribution), me thinks.

 

WOOOOT First Challenge of the year.....

 

CRUSHED!

 

This is a nice addition, D_R

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Katrin the Morag Lvl 22 Cadet, half klingon, c-licensed trainer, mother of two, gaming nerd

 

Current Challenge

 

Road map to Level 50

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Did I manage to get going on my exercises? Yes.

Did I manage to stick to the routine? Better than I thought I would, yes.

Am I eager to continue? Yes.

Are there going to be further tweaks? Yes, life always happens and has already caused me to change my routine.

I know I said 80% is a pass, and this is below, but I think I can write this up as a success, or the start of a successful general fitness routine.

 

 

My summary of my 1st 4WC. I like the 4WC, but think there should maybe be break week in between challenges, just so we can wrap our heads around things. Personally I'm happy with what I managed to achieve, but think I should rather start off slower this time round and ADD training, because this month is going to be just as hectic with little sleep as the first one. So learn from the off things in challenge 1 and apply to 2nd.

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Mrs. Van's Latest Challenge

 

 

Zechariah 4:6

"Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the Lord."

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I was pleasantly surprised by my goal crushing this month.

 

Lose 5 Pounds. Crushed it and lost 8 Pounds even with a gain one week. +20xp!

 

Walk at Least 21 Miles a Week. Crushed it and walked well beyond that every week at an average of 30 miles! +20xp!

 

Stay within Calorie Goal Green range 5/7 days. Crushed it and was able to create a pretty nice calorie deficit on most days. +20 xp!

 

Strength train 4x a week. Here is where I kinda missed the mark. I Completed 2 our of 4 weeks and due to travel ended up not completing the final 2 weeks. Earned 5xp for each week completed.  +10xp

 

Life Goal was to Save $200 for a trip to Nevada. I crushed the heck out of this one and was able to save twice that and little man and I had a blast! We loved walking the hills and stuff. :) Yay! +20xp!

 

Total XP earned this challenge 90xp!!!

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Here's a cut and paste from my challenge wrap-up with some added clarification at the end...

 

 

Overall, this challenge was 2 steps forward 1 step back with the back pain.

 

POWER:  Overall, I did the workouts that were prudent, missed 2 for back pain.  I'm bummed that I missed 2 workouts and I feel my workout habit is a little bit broken still.  I have to make myself do them, BUT my husband's schedule has been whacked and therefore, my schedule has been whacked, so it may just be that my routine is chaos.  So far, though, I've been able to manage doing them.  I'm still debating where to go with my 3x/wk workouts next challenge.  I was originally thinking I'd go back to the bodyweight workout from the Academy, but I did it this morning and it just felt kind of tedious.  I definitely prefer the heavier less rep workouts.  My headspace is not where it needs to be for that decision right now.  Pending.  

 

FOOD:  I did okay with this technically.  I don't think it made a big difference/improvement in my diet overall though.  I'm still working out food hacks.  I have a few small ideas for next challenge.  I think the key here for me is baby steps.

 

WATER:  I did good with this one and can always do even better.  I definitely seem to drink less water in the winter and I do feel like increasing it has made a noticeable difference.  I will keep this up fairly well on my own and it won't make an appearance in next challenge.

 

 

SPECIAL:

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Overall, the SPECIAL chart doesn't look too bad all things considered.  I reached Level 3 with all traits.

 

Strength- missed 2 workouts.

Perception- didn't declutter as much as I'd like, but also the challenge ended 2 days sooner than I had planned out.

Endurance-  I actually felt I did pretty good with this, so this falling short is probably due to the 2 day shorter challenge.

Charisma-  I could obviously spend a little less me-time and add in some "charisma" time, but I'm not too troubled by it.  

Intelligence- I'm good at me time.  :)  Having Steve's new book helped here too.

Agility- Rangered.  I'm into this right now and requirements were small, so no surprise.

Luck-  Very pleased to have a full luck stat and lots and lots of clean air this month.  An unexpected boon.  I really wish I'd been able to be out in it with even more walking, damned back.

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Rangering since Sept 2015

 

 

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I had a really bad cold for the last week of the challenge, so I didn't get anything done, but the first 3 weeks went great. There was some issue with the job-hunt, which took me two weeks to actually get started on, but then it was smooth sailing and I'm really proud of the two applications I sent out. I've also changed my yoga quest for next challenge since I apparently can't find the motivation, unless I force myself to do it every single day. But, I don't think I have to track my food anymore, since my no-processed-sugar-no-white-flour rule has pretty much become habit. Woot!

 

I have to say I am not a fan of the new format. The challenge went over really fast, which might be a good thing for some and I wouldn't mind it being 4 weeks, except it wasn't 4 weeks. It was 3 weeks and 5 days which just doesn't sit right with me. A lot of people have goals that require them to do something x times/week and needed to recalculate and it just feels like neither here nore there to end on a friday. I don't know. I realize you want to give people some time off, but I'd much rather have a 4-1 format, accepting that challenges won't line up with months, rather than a 3,7/0,3 format which feels off and also doesn't allow for a real break. So, I'll stick to a solid 4 weeks and no break and see how it goes *shrug*

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"The way you spend your days is the way you live your life"

Challenges: Current | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

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Soul Power: A Link to the Past


Never forget what you've been through, because it made you who you are. In less fancy wording, stick with what's worked so far. Don't eat like a dickhead and do at least 3 crossfit workouts every week. Anything beyond that is a bonus.


Food-wise I did ok for most of the challenge, even if it wasn't perfect. My main goal was to get back into a regular schedule after the holiday feast and I did just that. Learning to live with the SRLFâ„¢ who has mostly taken over cooking duties, I got some insight and can now plan the next challenge much better taking it a step further, from recovery into preparation for the Open and Spartan.


I struggled with training during the first week coming back from the holidays, but have been on track ever since. Some exhaustion did surface, forcing me to take it easier and de-load, but consistensy is what matters here.


 


Frostwolf Howler


No Orc can call itself a Raider until it has a Dire Wolf upon which to ride. I used to be in the junior leagues with a 125cc motorcycle license and a scooter to go with it. 2+ years later, the scooter is sold and the license ready to be upgraded. My quest is to acquire information on the necessary process, do what has to be done, upgrade said license and buy a motorcycle of at least 400cc. Also, get a full-face helmet.


Very happy with this, as I did my research which brought up both good and bad news. Since the motorcycle plans are postponed until Spring, I'm marking this a success as I would still be procastrinating over it had it not been a challenge goal.


 


For the Horde!


Keeping goals simple, this is a catch-all quest in which to keep track of guild mini progress, PvPs and any other weird stuff you folks get me dragged into...


I only did the Ranger guild mini this round and even that was without the RP i could have put out, but I'm satisfied


 


Daily Quests


Doing this has helped me a lot deal with the little day-to-day stuff that I keep postponing for ever. It will probably carry through to my next challenge


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You see all these awesome reports? This is why I love the Rangers, awesome people doing amazing things to make themselves legendary Rangers.

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Where to find me: Current Challenge : Battle Log Facebook : Instagram :

"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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My challenge went really well! I just added everything up, and it went even better than I realized! 

 

Overall Goal: Be really cool. Check.

 

Goal 1: Stick to a primalish meal plan: A-

 

Goal 2: Walk 64 miles, ruck 24 miles, run 6 times, and work out 3 times a week: 100% success!

This was the FIRST challenge where I did 100% of the workouts I planned, so this has been an amazing success!! 

 

Goal 3: 3 pushup AMRAPs per week: 100% 

I went from a 30 to a 38 pushup max.

 

Goal 4: Don't spend money on shopping or eating out: 100%

 

Bonus: 3 yoga videos/week: 100%

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Gargoyle Ranger | Level 46

2021 challenges:  46 (current)

2015-2020 challenges: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 |15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 || 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 || 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 || 43 | 44 | 45

 

My epic quest | MEATBALL WARS

You don't get better at anything unless you start doing it.

Being alive is heckn swell. 

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See another legend in the making.

Rangers gonna Ranger.

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Where to find me: Current Challenge : Battle Log Facebook : Instagram :

"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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Rangers take the right path.

Where to find me: Current Challenge : Battle Log Facebook : Instagram :

"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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Challenge Wrap-up

Diet
Eat a vegetable with at least 1 meal per day

A - 28/28 days for 100%

Eat at least 1 fresh fruit per day
A - 28/28 days for 100%

 
Fitness
Complete the NF bodyweight workout at least 3x a week

A - Made 11/12 workouts for 91.7%

 
Level Up Your Life
10 minutes meditation daily

A - 28/28 days for 100%

 

Overall score:  97.9% - A

 

 
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B'ker Level 1 Half-elf Ranger  STR: 3  DEX: 3  CON: 3  INT: 3  WIS: 2  CHA: 2

Bker Survives December Challenge Tracking Spreadsheet

Walking to Mordor (2019) Spreadsheet

 MyFitnessPal | FitBit | Instagram

Walking to Mordor 1879.44 miles/1779 miles

Mini Challenge:  Week 1:  | Week 2:  | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 |

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This is a copy and paste from my challenge log. 


 


I felt like this challenge ended once things really got moving. I had a lot of fun hanging out with you all during my first challenge as a Ranger, and I think I'll stick around for a while.


 


First Quest: Go for a run/ruck at least three days a week. I nailed this quest. What really helped was adding runs in either before or after a strength training session. I'm really interested in figuring out what exactly is the best strategy for rest days. I didn't feel like I had enough for my last challenge, and this one felt like I may have had too many. Maybe I will look into it for an upcoming challenge.


 


Second Quest: Do strength training at least two days a week. Again, this one went really well. However, it was pretty much just a carry over from a previous quest, and I think I will try to add something more structured for this next challenge.


 


Third Quest: Don't eat anything that comes out of a wrapper. This went well for 75% of the challenge. What I liked most about it is that it really made me stop and look at the food I eat. I'm trying to become more aware of what and how I eat, and this challenge helped with that somewhat. I like having a food/drink quest each challenge, and this one was trickier than I gave it credit for.


 


You have all been great, and I truly appreciate all of the words of encouragement I've received along the way. I hope to return the favor in kind, and I look forward to what we can accomplish in the near future.


 


Also, I like the point system even though they've done away with it. I think I'll keep with it for the time being. Here is how I'm applying mine this challenge.


 


First Quest: + 1 STR +1 DEX +2 STA (Pass)


Second Quest: +2 STR (Pass)


Third Quest: +2 CON +2 WIS (Fail) I didn't make it for the full challenge, but I did make it for most of it. I will count half points. +1 CON +1 WIS


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Level 13 Human Assassin

Introduction Battle Log Current Challenge

Previous Challenges: I, II, III, IV, VVI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI

"Scars are not injuries...A scar is a healing. After injury, a scar is what makes you whole."

China Miéville, The Scar

 

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Rangers! The first challenge of 2016 is officially over! Take a moment and tell us how it went. Did you destroy your goals? What are you specifically proud of? What did you most struggle with? How did the new 4 week format work for you?

 

(Quoted so I can remember what to answer.)

 

Challenge was a complete success! I made some excellent progress in correcting my headspace when it came to food and eating habits. I'm well on my way to making permanent changes in my daily diet. I struggled most with making sure I ate three meals a day (and maybe too much fruit servings), but otherwise, the changes have stuck. The four week format was incredibly helpful for this challenge. There was no time for hype to fizzle out, and I managed to stay focused throughout the entirety of the challenge.

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My challenge was mostly a success!

 

The biggest setback I faced was getting massively sick for a week right in the middle of it.  Definitely threw a wrench in everything.  Here's my report:

 

Provisions -  I only missed on days that I was sick, when I didn't have an appetite for anything.  I was mostly able to keep myself at the required 3,000 calories a day, but on a lot of days, it felt like I needed more.  I've been pushing it further and am approaching 3,500 calories.  Looking forward to keeping this one up!

 

Mobility - I hit my stretching most days, which has yielded results.  I had a massage last night and my masseuse said that my hips are the most open that she's ever felt them!  And! And!  My coach on Friday noticed that I had the strongest, most consistent snatch form that he's ever seen from me!  It even led to a PR on my snatch (85 kg/ 187 lbs)!!!  WOOT!

 

Endurance - I was able to get the 5 days a week, except for the days that I was sick.  I hope it helped, since the Open is coming up...

 

Organization - This one didn't go as well.  I got behind on trying to keep things up and organized.  I was never able to get back.  Need to figure out how to do this.....

 

All in all, happy that I participated.  I need to figure out my goals for the next round.  Going to try to hit up my skills to pay the bills at the Open.

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"Whether or not you can never become great at something, you can always become better at it." -Neil DeGrasse Tyson

"I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine." - Neil Armostrong

 

Current ChallengeCrossFit Open Profile

 

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Quick & dirty wrap-up:


  • 11pm bedtime 19/28; Bedtime routine 28/28
  • 6-7am wakeup 27/27; Morning routine 27/27
  • Sprint 8/8; 5k 2/4; Walk 4/4
  • My challenge 28/28; Others’ challenges 28/28; Epic Quest thread created? - yes
  • Mediate 28/28
  • Yoga class 8/8; Home yoga 3/4; Mobility work 26/28

Overall I’m really please with my challenge, which in some ways I did well on despite some bad habits I’ve got. The biggest issue is that, while I’m getting everything done, I’m not getting to bed early enough. This is going to have to be a big focus for me in the next challenge, even if it means sacrificing other goals.


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Overall this challenge went well.  I didn't ranger all the goals but the point was to get back into the groove after the holidays and make strength training a priority. Food choices haven't been perfect but I'm much closer to 'on track' than I was over the holidays so goal achieved.  And I got a new strength routine that I love. Some progress has been made on building some of the habits laid out in the 2016 roadmap too.  

 

Food Goal: hit macros, manage variances - B

Strength Goal: 3 times a week - A

Conditioning Goal: Ruck at least 5 miles a week - B

 

As for the 4 week challenge I am having trouble transitioning to the new challenge.  I don't feel like I was really 'done' what the old goals.  I've basically just carried the same goals over into the new challenge but now I have zero excitement for the new challenge.  No anticipation, no hype.  It's just too fast of a challenge and too fast of a transition.  By the time I really get into the new challenge and get in a groove, it will be almost over. 

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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I got about 80% overall, learned some things, kept myself healthy. On the last day of the challenge I hit a milestone on my squats, 40kg. I also preferred the 6 weeks, but whatever works for everyone else is fine by me.

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2017: Year of the Epic Travel Adventure

Lycan Ranger | Level 13

Current challenge - Metallica Theme

Previous: 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Battle log/inspiration thread

 

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My challenge went really well! I just added everything up, and it went even better than I realized! 

 

Overall Goal: Be really cool. Check.

 

Goal 1: Stick to a primalish meal plan: A-

 

Goal 2: Walk 64 miles, ruck 24 miles, run 6 times, and work out 3 times a week: 100% success!

This was the FIRST challenge where I did 100% of the workouts I planned, so this has been an amazing success!! 

 

Goal 3: 3 pushup AMRAPs per week: 100% 

I went from a 30 to a 38 pushup max.

 

Goal 4: Don't spend money on shopping or eating out: 100%

 

Bonus: 3 yoga videos/week: 100%

 

Wow, those are some awesome numbers :) Do you feel good, physically?

2017: Year of the Epic Travel Adventure

Lycan Ranger | Level 13

Current challenge - Metallica Theme

Previous: 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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late to the party as usual.  here's my breakdown

 

 

Strengh 100%- 13/10 gym days

Perception 100%- 24/24 days food tracking, 

<2500 calories - somethings are more difficult to count than others, i'm working on the estimating

          more water! - i'm becoming amphibious. so much water. yay!

Endurance 100%  - 8/8 days running. barely.

              no booze on work nights - snow days messed with this one, overall got it though.

Charisma 90% - no video games during the week. 100%

                   practice, and suck less at the guitar- didn't get this part.  did work on my Romanian though! -10%

Intelligence 100% - read!  work through the pile of books that have been collecting.  not specific goal, just read.

Agility 100% - 15/12 days yoga or stretching

Luck 100% - 20/12 days bedtime by 23:15.  5/4 early workout days.

         *saving for the house down payment - check.  although last week a diverted a bit much

            and overdrew my checking acct for the first time since college  :nightmare: oops.

S: STR -  2pts x 100%

P: CON - 1pt x 100%

E: STA -  2pts x 100%

C: CHA - 2pt x 90%

 I: WIS -  1pt x 100%

A: DEX - 1pt x 100%

L: WIS -  1pt x 100%

 

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 oh, and i'm a ranger now.  :pirate:

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Level 9 Snarky Rogue


STR:20 | DEX:13 | STA:13.5 | CON:13 | WIS:17 | CHA:16


 


battle log


 


there are far better things ahead than what we leave behind - CS Lewis


find out what you're afraid of, and go live there - Chuck Palahniuk 


 


 


 

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